Keeping Love Alive: Marriage Retreat Ministers to Military Couples

By TJ Petrino and Logan Ryan   •   February 12, 2022

crowd worshiping
Last weekend at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, military couples gathered for a three-day retreat focused on strengthening relationships in and outside of marriage. Weekend activities included workshops, worship, fellowship and personal time with God.
Will Graham speaking
Will Graham gave a word of encouragement, emboldening couples in their faith and their marriage.
couple worshiping
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” —Psalm 150:6
Chip Ingram speaking
During the first session of the weekend, Chip Ingram—author, Bible teacher and CEO of the ministry Living on the Edge—discussed how build a strong relationship with God.
man taking notes
Attendee takes notes on Ingram's message. Under the umbrella theme, “Keeping Love Alive: Four Relationships Great Marriages Have in Common," weekend sessions focused on strengthening relationships with God, self, believers and other couples.
couples fellowshiping
During a time of fellowship, couples share smiles and laughter, backdropped by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
will visiting with couple
Will Graham meets one of many couples attending the weekend retreat.
couple sitting in rockers
A couple enjoys hot drinks and afternoon views on the patio. Throughout the year, the Cove holds several faith-based events to encourage individuals in their walk with Jesus. >>Register for one that interests you.
couple eating dinner
Friday evening, attendees enjoyed a Valentine's Day-themed dinner.
Ingram shares a laugh with two attendees at Saturday afternoon’s book signing. He has authored several books including, “I Choose Peace: How to Quiet Your Heart in an Anxious World."
couple walking
The Cove’s walking trails gave couples a chance to enjoy some fresh mountain air and scenic views.
couple singing
Would you join in prayer for those attending, that God would ignite their faith as they pursue Him in their marriages?